The second-ever coin featuring a unique 3D “water” droplet. This coin’s powerful design conveys three compelling themes: the rich diversity of aquatic life in Canada; the importance of water to all living things; and the challenges the world’s oceans currently face as a result of human activity. A 3D “water” droplet dominates the centre of the design and frames a walrus that leads the eye into the design and around the outer edge where six ocean residents are positioned in a manner that roughly mirrors their geographical distribution in Canada. An iceberg floats in the upper right “Atlantic/Arctic” portion of the design while two species of Pacific kelp (bull and northern giant) frame the design as they define the West Coast. Presented clockwise from the top: ivory gulls glide above the water; a northern bottlenose whale; a pair of beluga whales; a leatherback sea turtle; a grey whale; and a basking shark.